Photography : Genres of Photography


There are more than 50 different genres or styles of photography depending on the captured object, technique, and more. The Top 10 popular photography genres are explained below :

1. Candid Photography

The object is captured without their knowledge in a very natural way. i.e If the object is a human, they are not asked to give posture. It is the best technique for capturing the various emotions of a human being naturally.

2. Aerial Photography

This is the art of capturing objects located on the ground from the top. For example, the aerial view of a city can be best taken from a helicopter. Rooftops of high rise buildings are also a good locations for this kind of photography.

3. Landscape Photography

This type of photography is used for capturing mountains, green valleys, a long river, and anything which is broad and vast in nature.

4. Wild Life Photography

This is used to capture the living of various species in the wild forest without disrupting their lives. It is the most challenging type of photography, as it needs lot of patience and intelligence because it is difficult to approach an animal in the forest.

5. Fashion Photography

This involves capturing the various models wearing clothing, jewelry and other products. Mostly, the images are used for commercial advertisements and magazines.

6. Night Photography

This photography is very challenging as it is mostly taken after sunset. It needs special skills to capture objects in night without blur.

7. Food Photography

Food photographs are very popular and are commonly used in magazines and advertisements. These are usually still life photographs taken on a white background.

8. Documentary Photography

This type of photography is used by magazines, newspapers and television channels to cover their historical events.

9. Macro Photography

It is the art of showing small objects in a large size. For example, a close up image of a honeybee in a flower.

10. Still Photography

As the name indicates, this photography is used to capture non-moving objects or people when they are not in motion.

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